Archive of meeting topics (pre-2006)

2001:

September:

    - KWLUG mailing list created
  • + First post: Sept 29, 2001 (by Bill Rieck)

October:

November:

    - Meeting: Saturday, 3 Nov 2001, 12pm
  • + Demos of GUIs?
  • + Desktop apps (Paul Nijjar)
  • * Abiword, Koules, Gnumeric...
  • - PHPNuke set up on website (Marko)

December:

    - Meeting: Saturday, 1 Dec 2001, 12pm
  • - Topics: Games
  • + Loki Games (Gary Chisholm, Greg Elgie, Jay)
  • * Unreal Tournament
  • * Eric's Ultimate Solitare
  • + WineX (Gary)
  • * Starcraft
  • + Received copy of Marcel Gagne's Book "Linux System Administration"
  • + Discussion about website
  • + Discussion about meeting time
  • - First meeting time vote: Saturday, followed by Thursday (?!)

2002:

January: Saturday, 5 January 2001, 11am

    - Meeting: Saturday 5 Jan 2002, 12pm
  • - Topics: Web stuff
    + PHPNuke (Greg Elgie?)
    + KWLUG Website (Laura Fiorella, Paul Nijjar)
  • - Idea: Disk of the Month (Charles McColm)
  • - CSC holds a keysigning party, 26 January
  • - Poster vote (run by Daniel Allen)
  • - Another E-mail vote on meeting time

February:

    - Meeting: Monday, 4 February 2002, 7pm
  • + Samba (John van Ostrand)
  • + Poster distribution
  • + Marcel Gagne talk planning, Installfest planning
  • - Discussion: Alter technical talks with newbie talks

March:

    - Meeting: Monday, 3 March 2002, 7pm (24 people attended)
  • - Topic: Personal Projects
  • + Running a small business in Linux (Daniel Allen)
    + Linux for Computer Recycling (Paul Nijjar)
    + Personal Audio Jukebox (Gary Chisholm)
    * Route66 car MP3 player
    + CDROM burning frontend (Cedric Puddy)

  • - Topic: What software prevents us from going all-Linux?
  • + Accounting packages
    + win4lin, WINE

April:

  • - Topic: Marcel Gagne on "The Mysteries of X"

May:

    - Meeting: Monday, 6 May 2002
  • - Topic: SupportFest
  • + How to connect to the Internet (John van Ostrand)

June:

    - Meeting: Monday, 3 June 2002
  • - Topic: Wireless Access Points (Michael Rogan)

July:

    - Meeting: Monday, July 8 2002
  • - Topic: Printing
  • + lprng (John van Ostrand)
    + pdq (Paul Nijjar)

  • - Ottawa Linux Symposium Summary

August: Monday, 12 August 2002

    - Meeting:
  • - Topic: Mail Transfer Agents
  • + qmail (Kiwi Ssennyonjo)
    + exim (Daniel Allen)
    + sendmail? (John van Ostrand)

  • - Giving good presentations:
  • http://perl.plover.com/yak/judo/presentation/

September:

    - Meeting:
  • - Topics: Programming Languages
  • + PHP (Mike Tubbe)
    + Java (Michael Rogan)
    + Shell scripting (Paul Nijjar?)
    + Perl (Lloyd Carr)
    + Tcl/TK (Charles McColm)

  • - UW-DIG Group started (First meeting: 09 September)

October:

    - Meeting:
  • - Topic: Security
  • + FreeSWAN (Michael Rogan)
    + IPTables/IPChains (John van Ostrand)
    + ssh tricks (Daniel Allen -- became an article!)

November:

    - Meeting: Monday 4 November 2002
  • - Topic: Distros
  • + Gentoo (Kiwi and Gary C.)
    + Mandrake (Kiwi)
    + Debian (Paul)
    + Knoppix (Marko)
    + RedHat (Chris Burgess)

  • - Meeting vote on new KWLUG Logo
  • - Installfest: 02 Nov 2002
  • + Jointly held by CSC and KWLUG
    + Held at the University of Waterloo

  • - Linux Migration Project website announced (Rob Day)

December:

    - Meeting: Monday 2 December 2002
  • - Topic: Games and Toys
  • + Sharp Zaurus (Rob Day)
    + X10 in Michael's House (Michael Rogan)
    + Video Games for Linux (Gary Chisholm)

2003:

January:

    - Meeting: Jan 06 2003?
  • - Topic: Video Editing with KINO (John van Ostrand)

February:

    - Meeting: Feb 03 2003
  • - Topic: Filesystems
  • + ReiserFS (Andrew Kohlsmith?)
    + ext2, ext3, LVM (John van Ostrand)
    + Oracle clustered file system (Michael Rogan)
    + Loopback compressed file system (Michael Rogan)

  • - Big long topic on mailing list: Blank CD Levy
  • + People were going to organize a protest or die-in or something

March:

    - Meeting: March 03, 2003
  • - Topic: Open Q&A
  • + Moderated by Laura and Kiwi

  • - Moderation of kwlug-announcem, and renaming
  • (12 Mar)
    + For meeting announcments, minutes
    + Maybe for job postings?

April:

    - Meeting: April 07 2003
  • - Topic: Backups
  • + Amanda (John van Ostrand, Chris Burgess)
    + Bacula (John van Ostrand)
    + tar, cpio (John van Ostrand)

  • - Topic: CD Cataloguing: gtkatalog

May:

    - Meeting: May 05 2003
  • - Topic: X-Box (Glenn, Gary C)

June:

    - Meeting: June 02 2003
  • - Topic: Docbook tools (Rob Day)
  • + Shell scripts for making this faster
    + XSLT transforms

July:

    - Meeting: July 07, 2003
  • - Topic: Startup scripts, favourite commands
  • + screen, strace (Chris Frey)
    + watch, xfig, top (Paul Nijjar)
    + run levels (Daniel Allen)

  • - Charles McColm posts a review of the Linux Security
    Cookbook on Slashdot and gets KWLUG more books
  • - Daniel Allen gets published in Linux Journal

August:

    - Meeting: August 11, 2003
  • - Topic: Compiling a 2.6 series kernel (Rob Day)
  • - NetDirect has a "Linux: Open for Business Seminar"
    + ... that is postponed because of the blackout
  • - kwlug-forums mailing list established
  • - Bill Traynor registers #kwlug on irc.freenode.net

September:

    - Meeting: 08 September 2003
  • - Topic: WINE (Daniel Allen)
  • + Crossover Office
    + Crossover Office vs. VMWare

  • - NetDirect reschedules "Open for Business" Seminar (Sep 22)
  • - CLUE organizes LPI certification training exams

October:

  • - Spam filtering

November:

    - Topic: Internet Sharing
  • + IPTables (Robert Day)
  • + ??? (John van Ostrand)

December:

    - Meeting: 01 December 2003
  • - Special speaker: John "maddog" Hall
    + At RCH 101, University of Waterloo

2004:

January:

    - Meeting: 03 January 2004
  • - Topic: Samba 3 (Michael Rogan)
  • + "Support-time" introduced for 6pm

  • - Installfest, January 12
  • + Organized by UW-DIG, CSC, KWLUG
    + Held at University of Waterloo

  • + Some talks were held:
    + Xandros/Desktop Linux (Dave Bennewitz)

February:

  • - Topic: Desktops/Coyote Linux/win4lin (Dave Bennewitz)
    + Sun's Java Desktop Environment
    + Xandros
    + Novell Ximian
    + win4lin
    + User Mode Linux (?) (Dave Bennewitz)

March:

    - Special Speaker: Marcel Gagne (01 March)
  • + "The State of Desktop Linux"
  • + At RIM theatre in Waterloo

April:

  • - Topic: LDAP (Michael Rogan, John van Ostrand)
  • - Discussion: Use FUD forums for KWLUG?
  • - Linux article in the Toronto Star (April 12?)

May:

  • - LUG social (03 May)

June:

    - Topics:
  • + Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye review (Laura)
  • + .NET and Mono (Chris Wallace)
  • + Linux on the X-box (Kiwi and Gary)

July:

    - Topics:
  • + Linux Answering Machine (Richard Weait)
  • + LiveCD distros (Dave Bennewitz)
  • + Linux on a Linksys router (John van Ostrand)

August:

    - Topics: (09 August)
  • + Mac OS X (Marlon)
  • + Low Powered Linux (Paul N)
    * RULE, DSL, Feather Linux, WCLP, Vector Linux
  • + Diskless Workstations (Michael Rogan)

September:

    - Topics: (13 September)
  • + Networked printing with Windows Domains (Ilguiz Latypov)
  • + Festival speech system (Chris Bruner)
  • - LPI exams offered September 25 (organized by CLUE)

October:

  • - LUG Social (04 October)
    + Raffle of a Powerplay Vs PDA, Crossover office

November:

    - Guest Speaker: Emma Jane Hogbin (01 November)
  • + "Presenting Your Presentation"
  • + GnuPG (Richard Weait)
  • - Mozilla Release Party November 19 (Organized by KWIUG)

December:

    - Topics: (06 December)
  • + kgpg (Charles McColm)
  • + Desktop Customization, the UNIX way (Paul N)
  • + Key signing party

2005:

January:

    - Topics (10 January)
  • + VoIP (John van Ostrand)
  • + LaTeX (Adam Glauser)
  • + Video: Administration of Networking in Linux
  • - Installfest (11 January)+ Held at Cambridge Holiday Inn

February:

    - Topics: (07 February)
  • + MythTV (Robin Smith)
  • + LyX (John Eddie Kerr)
  • - Installfest (16 February)_
    + Held at the University of Waterloo
    + In conjunction with CSC, UW-DIG, CSCF

March:

    - Special Guest: Anthony Kay from Novell (07 March)
  • + Novell's Linux Activities
  • + Video: Linux Essentials

April:

    - Special Guest: Barnaby Jeans from Microsoft (04 April)
  • + Microsoft Windows Services for Linux
  • + Video: Configuration files and related topics
  • - Jon "maddog" Hall talk (22 April)
    + "Free and Open Source: Computing for the 21st Century"
    + Held at RIM auditorium

May:

    - Topics: (02 May)
  • + Graham McCormick (Deeply Embedded Linux Devices)
  • + Lots of Swag: Red Hats, Novell Crates, NetDirect T-shirts,
    Open Sauce hot sauce (without recipes...)
  • + Video: Processes/Coredumps and configuring the X-Window System

June:

    - Topics: (06 June)
  • + The Three Heads of C++ (Chris Frey)
  • + Video: Processes/Coredumps and configuring the X-Window System
    (again?)

July:

    - Topics (04 July)
  • + SELinux (Simon from HOSUG)
  • + OPIE/GPE:Linux on Older Laptops (Seneca from TLUG)
  • + Video: Partitioning Schemes and Directory Structures

August:

    - Topics: (08 August)
  • + Remastering Knoppix (Marko Vidberg)
  • + Deploying Windows in a Mixed Environment (Tony)
  • + Video: Installation Basics/Installation Options

September:

    - Topics (12 September)
  • + System Recovery (John van Ostrand)
  • + Video: Post-installation and Applications

October:

    - LUG Social (03 October)
  • - Booth at "The Computer Show" (01 October)
  • - John and Richard meet supermodels at Ohio Linuxfest

November:

    - Topics: (07 November)
  • + CVS (Chris Frey)
  • + Subversion (Andrew Cant)
  • + Audacity (John Kerr)
  • + Puppy Linux (Raul Suarez)
  • + Video: Managing Files and Directories

December 2005

    - Topics (05 December)
  • + Linuxy Toys
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